Love Serenade (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  1 August 1997 (USA)
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In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Vicki-Ann Hurley
George Shevtsov ...
Kenneth 'Ken' Sherry
John Alansu ...
Albert Lee
Deborah 'Debbie'
Jill McWilliam ...
Curler Victim
Ryan Jackson ...
Boy on Bike (Ride)
Sabrina Norris ...
Beautiful Baby


In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the station; he's mid-40s, detached, thrice divorced, hatchet faced. But both sisters next door find him attractive: awkward Dimity, only 20, who works in a Chinese restaurant with few patrons, and perky Vicki-Ann, a hairdresser with a hope chest who invents a happy future with Sherry based on little but his arrival. First Dimity then Vicki-Ann spend the night with Ken, one concluding he's her boy friend, the other her fiance. Then Dimity begins to smell something fishy. Written by <>

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Two sisters will do anything to hook the right man. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Milosna serenada  »

Box Office


AUD 3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,853 (USA) (1 August 1997)


$579,337 (USA) (12 September 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the filming of a scene on a grain silo, stuntman 'Collin Dragsbaek' (doubling actor 'George Shetsov') died when he fell onto a faulty airbag. See more »


When Ken Sherry asks Albert to leave him in peace at the restaurant, he holds a glass of wine in one shot, and a menu when the shot changes. See more »


Ken Sherry: I'd just like to pay tribute, if I may, to the generous nature of Sunray girls... especially in regard to the easing of a man's loneliness.
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An Aussie gem!
26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've noticed that some people here are having a hard time finding this film, Love Serenade, on video or DVD. I was lucky enough to be able to catch this one on cable, either on Sundance channel or IFC, but this was a real fun movie to watch. The two sisters live together and eat lunch together every day, but along comes a new neighbor who moves in next door, and these two are at each other's throats to win the bloke over, before he even unpacks his suitcase! The new guy is a DJ named Ken Sherry, who just moved out to the sticks presumably after losing his job in the big city! And he's as smooth as Barry White on a Saturday night, this DJ, so both of them are captivated and try to do things for him to win him over, like catch him a big stinky fish or cook some crappy rubbish. The main gal, Vicki-Ann Hurley, is played by Rebecca Frith, whom I came to love after watching this, and who I just saw last night in another Aussie film also worth seeing, 'A Man's Gotta Do' (2004). Miranda Otto has top billing though, as the 'not-so'bright' younger sister, Dimity, and is enjoyable to watch as well. These two ladies play off each other well and there are some other nice characters in it that makes this a quirky comedy, fine Aussie entertainment! If you can find this at the video store, snatch it up! 7 out of 10 stars. *******

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